Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Defense of Religions Act

Yeah, you go for it, Steve ...

From the Globe&Mail :
"...there is acknowledged uncertainty about the rights of individuals to publicly criticize homosexual behaviour, to take out advertisements that quote scripture demanding that homosexuals be put to death..."

Why yes, there is an "acknowledged uncertainty" there, isn't there, Steve?
That thin delicate ill-defined line separating religion and death threats.
That illusive boundary between belief and hate speech.
Clearly the whole country, indeed all of humanity, will greatly benefit if you can finally clear that one up for us.

UPDATE : Although the G&B are standing by their story :
"Justice Minister Vic Toews confirmed the government plan to The Globe Tuesday but refused to discuss specifics",
today finds Steve backing away from this odious little trial balloon, saying he hasn't seen the bill and referring to it as "speculation".

No matter. The important thing is that all the right wing lobby groups with "Family" or "Marriage" or "Values" in their titles now have a launching platform from which to propel their talking points into the national press.

"Institute for Canadian Values" executive director Joseph Benami gives it his approval :
"There are strong non-theological arguments on both sides of this"

and "Institute of Marriage and Family Canada" executive director Dave Quist says :
"It's important to recognize the church has a right to protect its freedom of religion. I think we're at a time in society where we want things spelled out specifically."

Allow me to help out with the spelling here: B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T !

8 comments:

Crabgrass said...

Don't worry, Steve has a team of very capable... um,..

Okay, Steve is going to sort this out.

orc said...

Lovely. Harper and the CPC are reading from the exact same playbook that the Evil Party has been using in the United States. I don't think there's any doubt anymore that your version of the Evil Party intends to convert Canada into the same sort of smoking ruin that the United States has become.

I hope that the LP and the NDP have the minimal self-preservation instincts to go strongly on the offensive against this proposal.

Crabgrass said...
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Crabgrass said...

What's the line in Vegas on whether he'll make this a confidence motion?

Dave said...

If anyone has any doubts about the kinds of folks who are promoting this stuff, you have but to go here.

This guy had the balls to call me a fascist. :)

the rev. said...

Holy shit, (pardon the punnish characterization, but judging by the scattershot nature of the writing on that blog linked to by Dave, I don't think that guy's elevator goes all the way to the top floor.

Grog said...

Freedom of religion is already protected in this country - read the charter.

What isn't protected is the right of idiots like McVety (I heard that idiot on CBC's "As It Happens" last night raving away about this legislative concept) to spew unfounded bigotry and claim it's "religious belief".

Scout said...

yes, stevie needs to do this because church go-ers are victims. the christian religion gets so unwrongfully targetted for their misdeeds against native indians for one. it was all justified. and the catholic church? well, they really should be able to take care of their own kiddy molesters like they want to, because, after all, saying ten hail mary's will 'cure' them. it's just so sad only the religlious right can see how much they get pickedd on.

we should leave them all alone so they can continue the ruination of canada. what's wrong with everyone, don't you like seeing canada go up in corporate smoke?

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